Derek Jeter is joining forces with Jeb Bush to buy the Marlins. Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of high-powered bidders are reportedly joining forces to try and purchase the Miami Marlins.

According to Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush have teamed up in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

The sources said Wayne Rothbaum, a New York financier, is the duo’s primary rival for the franchise.

Jeter and Bush make for a somewhat unlikely pairing, but they’ve clearly decided teaming up is the best course of action to secure the franchise. Both have been interested for some time now, but they were previously bidding against each other rather than with each other.

QUIZ: Name every captain in New York Yankees history

There have been 15 captains in the history of the New York Yankees. The tradition began in 1903, although there is some historical speculation and controversy surrounding that. In 1939 following the death of a captain, manager Joe McCarthy declared there would never be another captain of the Yankees. Owner George Steinbrenner brought the tradition back in 1976. Currently, the position is vacant. Can you name all 15 of the Yankee captains?

Clue: Position/Tenure as captain/Years active

Score:
0/15
Time:
4:00
P/1903–1905 1891–1914
Clark Griffith
SS/1906–1907 1898–1914
Kid Elberfeld
OF/1908–1909 1892–1910
Willie Keeler
1B/1910–1912 1905–1919
Hal Chase
1B/1913 1898–1914
Frank Chance
SS/1914–1921 1910–1927
Roger Peckinpaugh
OF/1922 1914–1935
Babe Ruth
SS/1922–1925 1914–1926
Everett Scott
1B/1935–1939 1923–1939
Lou Gehrig
C/1976–1979 1969–1979
Thurman Munson
3B/1982–1984 1967–1988
Graig Nettles
2B/1986–1988 1975–1992
Willie Randolph
P/1986–1988 1975–1988
Ron Guidry
1B/1991–1995 1982–1995
Don Mattingly
SS/2003–2014 1995–2014
Derek Jeter

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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